Charmian Katherine Tracy of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010 at Mercy Hospital, Scott County, Waldron, Arkansas, at the age of 85. She was born on Friday, May 22, 1925 to Curt Charles and Helen Catherine DeLallier Calmbach of San Antonio, Texas. Charmian was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio by Pastor P. B. Hill on December 6, 1925. She attended and graduated from Jefferson High School, in 1942. Charmian married William (Bill) Forrest Tracy November 2, 1942. Charmian and Bill along with their children, son Larry and daughter Debbie eventually moved to Driftwood, Texas. It was here Charmian had the opportunity and time to pursue her many interests. She and her husband Bill owned and operated the Village Center grocery store in Dripping Springs. She took art classes at the University of Texas and was a very accomplished artist. She loved oil painting and enjoyed teaching others how to paint. Like her father, Charmian enjoyed woodworking and was an avid outdoors person. She became a passionate supporter of the Wildlife Federation. In addition, she enjoyed working in her yard and garden, just as her mother had done, and always maintained beautiful flower beds regardless of the season.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother Alvin Calmbach.
Survivors include son Larry Tracy and wife Kathleen of Conroe, Texas; daughter, Debra and husband Steve Lynn of Mena, Arkansas; two sisters, Mercedes Kiles of Fredericksburg, Texas and Fern Eckersley of Prineville, Oregon; seven grandchildren, Major Clint Tracy, Heather Fields, Cobie Harber and her husband Bart Evans, JL Harber, Chris Harber, Brandon Harber and Cheyenne Harber; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Jet Tracy.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at the Driftwood Cemetery in Driftwood, Texas where Charmian will be laid to rest next to her husband.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the USA Wildlife Federation or the Boy Scouts of America or the Driftwood Community Center.
Arrangements entrusted to Hall Funeral Service in Mena, Arkansas. Online Guestbook: www.hallfs.com